Sep 18th, 2015, 12:00 PM

I'm A Christian, But I've Never Read The Bible


On Sept. 7, Buzzfeed shared a controversial video entitled, “I'm a Christian, But I’m Not”. Now, just a week and a half after its release, the video has been viewed more than 11.5 million times on Facebook alone and has received widespread mixed reviews. The most vocal opposition has come from fundamental Christians.

Sep 18th, 2015, 07:49 AM

"Farm-to-Table" is a Necessary Turn to Tradition in France

Many who visit France are romanced by open markets and wide selections of specialty stores: one for bread and pastries, one for cheese, one for meat. However, the ritual of daily shopping for fresh ingredients from nearby regions and farmers is giving way to big grocery chains -- where the avocados never go out of season.
While for years eating locally was a lifestyle, both out of necessity and convenience, today’s France reflects an increasingly consumerist society. Campaigns are now launched to persuade people to stay local with their meals.
Sep 17th, 2015, 11:05 AM

The Caitlyn Jenner Paradox


On a recent episode of "The Ellen Degeneres Show", Ellen asked Caitlyn Jenner her opinion on gay marriage. Jenner replied ambiguously, “If the word marriage is really that important to you, I can go with it.”

Sep 16th, 2015, 01:41 PM

Bernie Sanders and the Unexpected Rise of Principled Politics


If you follow American politics even on a cursory level, you’ve no doubt been barraged by images of Donald Trump’s face (and hair) in your newsfeed. Yet more interestingly, you’ve probably also been hearing the name Bernie Sanders. For most he is a new name that seemingly came from nowhere and is taking American politics by storm. Not so long ago, Hillary Clinton was the assumed Democratic candidate and likely next president of the United States.

May 1st, 2015, 10:54 PM

A Cheese Inspired


"Comté is not a brand,” says Aurélia Chimier, communications director for one of France’s most successful cheeses. “Comté is a heritage.”

Mar 17th, 2015, 11:49 PM

The Bouquinistes along the Seine: Past, Present, and Future


They have become part of the Parisian cultural legend — those history-battered, book-cluttered green boxes that run along the pavement on the banks of the Seine. To local Parisians, the Seine booksellers are called bouquinistes — flogging books, old newspapers, magazines, posters, maps, postcards and assorted other trinkets. It’s hard to imagine Paris without them.

Dec 4th, 2014, 12:02 AM

Alumni Treating Ebola Calls for the Side of Science and Not Fear


When the world calls, when there is a crisis somewhere, AUP alumni Sean Casey is the first to go. This was highlighted by University President Celeste Schenck  during her state of the union speech, and it is hard to disagree.

Dec 1st, 2014, 11:56 PM

Ici C’est Gratuit


"I've been in Paris for seven years now and I haven’t spent a dime on anything.” André Inora, a remarkable geography student with outstanding grades at La Sorbonne University, has been squatting empty apartments since his arrival in France in 2007. These were seven years of “instructive”squatting, as he explains that without a rent to pay each month “you have more time to focus on what really matters.”

Oct 30th, 2014, 10:28 PM

Fighting Malnutrition From the U.S. to West Africa


A recent graduate from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Lisa Curtis relocated to a remote village in the Western African country of Niger. While volunteering as a member of the Peace Corps in 2010, Curtis discovered the almost miraculous effects of a locally grown plant called moringa. One of the few edible plants that can survive the harsh and arid climate of Niger, especially during times of famine, the moringa plant is also rich with vitamins, iron and calcium necessary to combat malnutrition.

Oct 27th, 2014, 10:35 PM

How To Respond When Asked For Nudes


Ladies. Fellas? How often are you cautious of opening a message from a guy? How often have you been hitting it off with a guy or just casually chatting via Tinder, Snapchat, or texting when the ultimate moment ruiner comes, and you receive a “can you send me pics” text?

Women we interviewed said that it’s a common thing that happen to them. “I feel really annoyed. I’m offended that they would even assume I would do it when we don’t have any kind of relationship”, said a 21-year-old woman studying at AUP.